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I love the old Dylan song, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Below here are lyrics for an updated, repurposed “climate change” version, along with my an audio file recording of this new version. It’s easy to sing. I’d be grateful if you’re moved to share this with others… it might just help raise consciousness and spur positive action here and there:

The Climate Is A-Changin’

Come gather ‘round people wherever you roam
and admit that the waters around you have grown
and accept it that some will be drenched to the bone
if your world to you is worth savin’.
Seas are rapidly risin’ no time to postpone
for the climate is a-changin’.

Come writers and critics who prophecize with your pen
and keep your eyes wide the chance won’t come again
though those closed-minded business-as-usual men
deny all the science explainin’
the ways we pollute and defile our den
for the climate is a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen please heed the call
the temperature’s soaring no time left to stall
for this earth will be altered beyond all recall
if your house is divided by ragin’.
Winds will shatter its windows and rattle its walls
for the climate is a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
think of your children, oh please understand.
For your sons’ and your daughters’ sake make this demand:
we must act in the time that’s remainin’.
However we can we must all lend a hand
for the climate is a-changin’.

The line it is drawn, the die it is cast.
Now the slow-growing danger approaches us fast
and predictable weather’s a thing of the past.
The environment’s fast re-arrangin’.
We must cut CO2 to reverse that forecast
for the climate is a-changin’.

–Original lyrics and music by the great Bob Dylan
Lyrics modified by G.O.